For this season, Paris was torn between two poles. On the one hand you had Alexander McQueen who took us on a grand, dreamy, fairytale adventure and on the other hand there was Chanel who had transformed the Grand Palais into a very realistic supermarket – and that’s exactly where both the trend and the consumers are.
We want fashion to both entertain and seduce us, but at the same time it also has to be functional and wearable in all the situations the modern life offers us.
Inspirations from two decades in particular were continuous. The elegant and sophisticated 40s as seen at Céline, Carven and Dries Van Noten and the luxurious and extravagant 70s worn at Chloé, Valentino and Louis Vuitton.
Elements of safari, army green, double-breasted suits and leather were also spotted on the runways of Balmain, Isabel Marant and Lanvin.
The AW14/15 also brings us a lot of prints, colors and surprises like presented at Acne. They delivered their best collection to date with exciting color and print combinations and beautiful hats.
There are a few things you need to prepare yourself for when entering AW 2014/15 and that is zippers, chunky shoes, high waisted pants and miniskirts, stolas, pop art print and statement earrings.
All in all it has been an interesting fashion week that had a lot to offer from vintage glamour to everyday elements like the much discussed Chanel shopping carts which by the way are for sale.
By Uffe Buchard & Kim Grenaa – Editors in Chief
Image courtesy of style.com